The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion

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Susan M. Felch
Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Cambridge, England: 
    Cambridge University Press
    , September
     306 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
Review coming soon!

Review by Larry Bouchard forthcoming.


Each essay in this Companion examines one or more literary texts and a religious tradition to illustrate how we can understand both literature and religion better by looking at them in tandem. Unlike most literature and religion books, which tend to focus on Christianity and take a highly theoretical approach inappropriate for non-specialists, The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Religion offers an accessible treatment of both Dharmic and Abrahamic traditions. It provides close readings of texts rather than surveys of large topics, making it an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate students of literature and religion.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Susan M. Felch is director of the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship and professor of English at Calvin College, Michigan. Her publications include The Collected Works of Anne Vaughan Lock (1999), Bakhtin and Religion: A Feeling for Faith (coedited with Paul Contino, 2001), The Emmaus Readers (coedited with Gary Schmidt, 2002–9), and Elizabeth Tyrwhit's Morning and Evening Prayers (2008), for which she won the Josephine A. Roberts Scholarly Edition Award. Her Elizabeth I and her Age (coedited with Donald Stump, 2009) won the Teaching Edition Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women.


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